Release Notes:

OmniFocus 4 for Mac

Release Notes: What's new, updated, or fixed

Welcome to OmniFocus 4

OmniFocus 4 introduces an array of new features and a modernized, unified interface across Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Centered around your task outline, OmniFocus 4 brings a consistent experience, optimized for each device type, to all of your Apple devices.

Accomplish more every day—anywhere you go—with OmniFocus 4.

OmniFocus 4 requires macOS 13 Ventura.

OmniFocus 4.0 for Mac

  • Universal Purchase — OmniFocus 4 is a universal cross-platform purchase: get full access to OmniFocus 4 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with a single license purchase or subscription.
  • Outline:
    • Fluid Layout — Fluid outline layout has been redesigned to provide quick access to the item details most relevant to you. By default, items display assigned project, tags, due date and flag status, and selecting a row provides immediate editing access to these fields as well as the item’s note. With OmniFocus Pro, customize displayed fields on an app-wide or per-perspective basis (including re-ordering visible fields, and selecting fields to display only when editing an item).
    • Columns Layout — Updated Columns layout, including the ability to customize order of displayed columns.
  • App Appearance:
    • Modernized UI — Updated OmniFocus 4 interface to feel fresh, familiar, and right at home on macOS Sonoma.
    • App Icon — Select from a collection of alternate app icons, including the new OmniFocus 4 app icon and the original OmniFocus 1 app icons (App icon customization requires OmniFocus Pro).
    • Custom Perspective Icons — Choose from over 100 new custom perspective icons. (Custom perspectives require OmniFocus Pro)
  • App Customization:
    • Inspectors — Customize which fields are included in the re-designed Inspector, as well as what order those fields are displayed in.
    • View Options — View Option customizations now sync across devices. (Layout customizations, available in OmniFocus Pro, sync between devices of the same type)
  • Forecast:
    • Structure — Forecast items can now be structured as a single flexible list, with new support for manually re-ordering items and displaying group hierarchy.
    • New Item Types — It is now possible to display flagged items and items on their notification date in Forecast. (Displaying items on notification date requires OmniFocus Pro.)
  • Custom Perspectives — New flexible organization options introduce support for manually re-ordered lists and hierarchy preservation in ungrouped custom perspectives. (Custom perspectives require OmniFocus Pro.)
  • Nearby — Nearby perspective and tag location Inspector are now available on Mac.
  • Back & Forward Navigation — When switching perspectives, you now have the option to go back to the perspective you came from using the new “Back” button in the toolbar. If you change your mind, you can go “Forward” again.
  • Keyboard Support — New bare key keyboard shortcuts are now supported when using OmniFocus on any device with a hardware keyboard.
  • Widgets — Complete items directly from updated interactive widgets on macOS Sonoma.
  • Sharing — Quick Entry interface is now presented when sharing items to OmniFocus, allowing for immediate capture of additional details, like dates and flagged status.
  • Omni Automation — Updated Omni Automation support. See OmniFocus 4: What’s New in Omni Automation? for a full list of new and updated functionality. (Omni Automation requires OmniFocus Pro.)
  • Accessibility — Improved VoiceOver support and compatibility with native OS Accessibility features.
  • Archive — OmniFocus Archive file can now be saved in any location on your Mac.
  • Dates — Quickly increment dates via shortcut date buttons in the Inspector, or assign a date via the re-introduced outline calendar popover.
  • Default Perspectives — Tags perspective can now be sorted by flagged and due date; grouping in the Flagged perspective can now be customized.
  • Quick Open — Omni Automation plug-ins are now included in Quick Open results. (Omni Automation requires OmniFocus Pro.)
  • Reference Manual — OmniFocus 4 for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch functionality has been documented in a single, unified reference manual.
  • Repeats — Updated repeat logic for items which complete every period on a custom schedule after completion.